In-Vessel Composting System is Put Through Its Paces and Performs Well
Our In-Vessel Composting System Is Being Put Through Its Paces and Performs Well
XACT’s in-vessel composting system is being put to the test in a pilot project using various solid organic materials and amendments. One of the tests included small animal/bird mortalities as a feedstock. Recently, one of the superb composts produced used the following feedstocks:
- SSO (Source Separated Organics)
- Wood chips
This project has been implemented to confirm the BioReactor’s performance and to determine best practises for the composting process protocols and feedstocks. This in-vessel composting system is comprised of a 5′ diameter x 10′ long vessel, a mixer and conveyor and is situated in a hoop building. It has been running tests for approximately 6 months trouble free. Satisfied with the pilot project results, this company is ready to take on the full “meal deal” and get started commercially on a large scale with a 1060 BioReactor.
The Value of Pilot Projects
Pilot projects allow a facility to:
- Test the equipment’s performance.
- Test various feedstocks, such as food waste, and amendments.
- Work out the kinks of recipe preparation.
- Determine optimal processing time.
- Give the operators first hand experience with the equipment.
- Test market the finished compost.
An in-vessel composting system, such as the Compact BioReactor, lend itself perfectly for pilot projects:
- The system is totally self-contained. Typically, a mixer and conveyor come with the rotating drum in order to facilitate blending and loading.
- The BioReactor composting system comes completely wired and ready to go….just plug and play! (3 phase or single phase options)
- This composting system comes equipped with variable speed return air fan.
- The friction drive systems has extremely low energy requirements.
- The system is very quiet and pristine.
- The Compact composting system can be place on a flat bed trailer and moved from site to site.